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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 17, 2011 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What are Furthur's best songs?

I'm going to see Furthur for the first time at the All Good Music Festival next month. I've avoided post-Jerry bands as much as possible, but I did see The Dead in 2009, and while I'm not too cynical about it yet, I do understand that it isn't "All Good."

So what are their best songs? Which ones fall flat? What should I be rooting for?

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jun 17, 2011 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

If I had to pick one tune S&R, I think its Golden Road. JK always nails it and the big sound from the band works really, really well. The Terrapin suite I saw at Radio City worked really well too.

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Jun 20, 2011 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

Any song that Phil doesn't sing & any Jerry-tune that Bobby doesn't sing?

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jun 21, 2011 4:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

That response makes no sense. What is your point?

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Poster: adks12020 Date: Jun 21, 2011 5:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

Full Terrapin Suite, Weather Report/Let It Grow, Black Peter are definitely some that they do well...thank you Joe Russo.

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Jun 18, 2011 10:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

Eyes of the World. You should be rooting for Eyes of the World. The keyboardist (Jeff Chimenti) jams the hell out of the song after the first verse. And by way, "jams the hell out of the song" doesn't do the man justice.

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Jun 17, 2011 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

I've seen Furthur about 8 or 9 times and have listened to a lot more and I'd say that on any given night they can really nail just about any song they play... That being said some songs have a bit more consistency. A few that I think they really play well just about everytime are:

Jack Straw, China>Rider, New Speedway, Morning Dew, Unbroken Chain (best jamming they do often times), Terrapin Suite, Ruben and Cherise, Mountain Song, Casey Jones, Cassidy, Shakedown and Viola Lee.

I don't know if there's anything that really falls flat on a consistent basis... I don't really care for any of the Jerry ballads that Bob sings (Standing on the Moon and Black Peter come to mind...) and some of the Ryan Adams songs pretty forgettable(except for Nobody Girl, which is awesome).
Overall their best shows are the ones where they keep the energy up, I think the spacier, jammier numbers are a little more hit and miss.

All this said, go with an open mind and have fun, and if you're gonna root for one thing then root for the drums to be up in the mix because Joe Russo absolutely kills it!

A couple shows to whet your appetite:

http://www.archive.org/details/furthur2011-03-27.gefells.pasternak.112626.flac16
With Larry Campbell, Theresa Williams, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. Highlights: Chest Fever, Ship of Fools/IMHBTR medley, Uncle John's (with fiddle) Unbroken Chain and Dew

http://www.archive.org/details/furthur2011-03-29.akg.suraci.113450.flac16
Highlights: Black Throated, Sugaree, Bertha, Mountain Song, Scarlet Fire


This post was modified by Phlesh Wound on 2011-06-17 16:10:32

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 17, 2011 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

Mountain Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXjY6ZPFT8s

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jun 17, 2011 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

I saw them at the Orpheum in Boston in March and I am seeing them at the Comcast in MA in July. I have listened to quite a few recordings and I agree with adedhead I love Viola Lee, they do the Wheel and they did a great dew at the Orpheum and I also like Help>Slip>Franklin's

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 17, 2011 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

We are seeing them in Philly in July (as I did last year). I saw them do The Wheel and agree it was nice. They also did a nice Blues for Allah; even my teenager, who rolls his eyes at the Dead in general, was impressed.

gotta try to see a little furthur ...

This post was modified by ringolevio on 2011-06-17 17:09:44

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Jun 17, 2011 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

I love the way that Furthur has brought along Death Don't and Attics. The resurrection of Viola Lee is by far the highlight for me, though.

I'd love to hear a few more Mighty Quinn's !! I think they have just played it once....4/1/11

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Poster: MindBendah Date: Jun 17, 2011 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

Heck Yea All Good! Went there last year and saw Furthur for the first time and they played one heck of a good show. I have seen them twice since then with the highlight being the incredible Gathering of the Vibes on July 30th last year 2 days before Jerry's birthday.

http://www.archive.org/details/furthur2010-07-30.akg481.laporte.109131.flac16

Bob and Phil have been doing this forever and really know what the heads want to hear. The band line up is similar to my favorite period of the dead '72-'74, with one drummer, Joe Russo and a piano player, Jeff Chimenti, who are both fantastic. They have been playing so old favorites and really playing and jamming well.

My personal favorite Furthur version is Terrapin. They have included the ever so wonderful Alhambra bridge and just kill it! I just cant believe the dead did not keep Alhambra as part of Terrapin.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 17, 2011 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

Any relation to a guest blogger on 12/6/73?


edit- Full Terrapin Suite

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2011-06-17 19:18:17

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Poster: MindBendah Date: Jun 17, 2011 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

Afraid there is no relation, I am new to the posting game with this being my 3rd or 4th post. What is the post you are referring to?

Speaking of 12/6/73 I love that show! Cant get enough of that sweet sweet HCS.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 17, 2011 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What are Furthur's best songs?

It's a great show. It's '73!

Here you go,

http://deadessays.blogspot.com/

Scroll down to the Here Comes Sunshine guest post, by Mindbender. I do recall that it was a top ten list. ;-)

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